Rhyme Rider Kerorikan (ライムライダー・ケロリカン) manual translation

Rhyme Rider Kerorikan is a rhythm game from the same developers as PaRappa the Rapper and Vib-Ribbon. It’s a WonderSwan exclusive, so was never released outside Japan. It’s quirky, fun, but quite difficult. It’s often recommended to English-speakers since you can enjoy the gameplay without having to read much Japanese. However, the physical cards included …

Tane wo Maku Tori (WonderSwan) manual translation

Tane wo Maku Tori (たねをまく鳥) is a puzzle game developed by Ludic and published by Bandai for the Bandai WonderSwan. It’s a charming puzzle game played in a portrait orientation where you help a sad bird grow plants from seeds to feed its family. I’ve added a translation of the game’s manual to make it …

Densha de Go (WonderSwan) manual translated

I’m not really into trains but I’ve always been a fan of the Densha de Go (電車でGO) series. The games are train simulators using real routes in Japan and real trains. They might appeal to anyone who has enjoyed recent titles like Euro Truck Simulator. The series has featured in arcades, home consoles, and portable …

GenomeTweet – the first genomes on Twitter

GenomeTweet is a science communication project to give Twitter users an idea of how big genomes are. When I first found out that most of our genome is noncoding, it made me think about how big the genomes are. It’s a difficult thing to visualise. Various textbooks and documentaries have used analogies to help me visualise …